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High Marks for Hang Gliding Hawaii

I was so impressed with our experience with +Eric Nakamoto of +Hang Gliding Hawaii, I insisted on "borrowing" his GoPro memory cards right away to put together a special video to document our amazing morning. My wife Jen​ got to take flight at dawn, and even Katie​ (age 17) and Zac (age 13) got a chance to fly. Six enthusiastic, windblown thumbs up!

Watch the video in HD and read my Google review here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ryanozawa/reviews

#hanggliding   #ultralight   #poweredtrike   #honolulu   #hawaii  

Lantern Floating Hawaii 2015

My daughter Katie and I participated in the 16th annual Shinnyo-En Tōrō Nagashi, or lantern floating ceremony, at Magic Island yesterday. Katie was esolute in entering a remembrance for her grandfather, Ed, who passed away in March. Having secured a lantern, we were also able to honor loved ones for family, friends, and coworkers as well.
#lanternfloating   #lanternfloatinghawaii   #toronagashi   #memorialday   #shinnyo   #buddhism   #honolulu   #hawaii  

Apple Watch Launch in Honolulu

In album Apple Watch Launch

Apple is taking a different path with the launch of the Apple Watch, with online sales and try-on appointments beginning more than two weeks before availability. As a result, Apple Stores did not see the usual long launch lines this morning. I made a Try-On Appointment at the Ala Moana Center store.
#apple   #applewatch   #appleretail   #applestore   #smartwatch   #honolulu   #hawaii  

Scenes from Vintage Cave

In album Vintage Cave

My wife and I were invited to dine at Vintage Cave, founded in 2012 by Japanese developer Takeshi Sekiguchi and chef Chris Kajioka as a "private society elevating art, culture and pleasure." Aiming to create no less than "the best restaurant in the world," the Vintage Cave was rebooted in the summer of 2014 with a slate of reknowned chefs. My wife and I were only able to dine there as guests of the restaurant, and these photos document our experience. Thanks to the Vintage Cave for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Write-up here:
http://www.hawaiiweblog.com/2015/01/13/vintage-cave
#honolulu   #hawaii   #finedining   #restaurant  

HBR 2014 Holiday Meeting

In album HBR 2014 Holiday Meeting

Attended the Honolulu Board of Realtors' annual Holiday General Membership Meeting at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. A number of real estate professionals were recognized for their achievements, including the  2014 Aloha ‘Āina REALTOR® Awards and the HBR REALTOR® of the Year award. But most significantly, HBR CEO Rochelle Gregson announced that she was retiring in April after a decade of fierce and tireless service.
#honolulu   #hawaii   #realestate